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Got home tonight and my ex has taken all the furniture

Got home tonight and my ex has taken all the furniture

This is for all the Mad Men fans out there. Do you remember episode 9, season 7?

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What to expect on your first court date in the Family Court

What to expect on your first court date in the Family Court

Once a person files an application for parenting or financial matters in the Family Law Courts, a first hearing is set for the case. The first hearing set in a case is known as...

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Can I serve my Family Law court documents using social media?

Can I serve my Family Law court documents using social media?

There are times in Family Law where a party bringing an application before the court has been unable to serve the other party through the usual special service methods. The courts...

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Can I subpoena my ex’s bank records for Family Law?

Can I subpoena my ex’s bank records?

Family Law disputes can give rise to a plethora of issues, one commonly being that one party feels that the other party is not being honest when it comes to disclosing their...

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What is a parenting order?

What is a parenting order?

A parenting order is an order of either the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Family Court of Australia about the care and living arrangements of children.

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Do the care arrangements for my kids have to fit around my ex’s work schedule?

Do the care arrangements for my kids have to fit around my ex’s work schedule?

A common hurdle in agreeing to care arrangements with your former spouse can be the issue of work schedules. While it may be surprising to some, there are still many parents who...

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Couples can now register their relationships in South Australia

Couples can now register their relationship in South Australia for the first time!

From 1 August 2017, couples in South Australia can now formally register their relationship with the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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Gifts versus loans in divorce

Gifts versus loans in divorce

If couples receive financial assistance from their parents and the relationship breaks down and the couple separate, this can be a significant issue of contention as there are...

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We have separated but live in the same house. Can we still get a divorce?

We have separated but live in the same house. Can we still get a divorce?

The short answer to this question is ‘Yes”. In Australia you can apply for a divorce if you have been separated for 12 months or more. Some or all of that 12 month period can be...

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